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This vintage Frankoma pottery wall plate commemorates the Diamond Jubilee (75th) of Oklahoma statehood. The front and back has impressed images of trivia from the sooner state, and a warm tan glaze with whitish accents in the typical deco style of the Oklahoma pottery company.

The front of the plate is decorated with a large embossed outline of the state of Oklahoma, with the number 75 emblazoned over it, and "Diamond Jubilee" under that. Around the rim of the plate, clockwise, from the top:

1907 Oklahoma 1982 (statehood to the date the plate was made)
Pioneer Woman (a statue commemorating the settlers who founded the state)
Land of lakes (with a sailboat; few lakes and rivers in Oklahoma are deep enough for sailing, however)
Industry (depicting factories in the Tulsa, Oklahoma, area)
State capital (Minus the dome, which was completed recently. Funds for the original dome went to fund the soldiers in WWI. Also note the oil rigs which really do exist in the front and back lawns of the state capital building.)
Will Rogers (Famous humorist from the Depression Era, native Cherokee Indian born and raised in Oklahoma)
Cattle (A major source of income for large portions of the state from earliest times)
Sooner State (Sooners were actually illegal tresspassers who settled Oklahoma before it was officially opened for settlement; Boomers settled the state legally almost a decade later)
Home of Red Man (Literal translation of the Chickasha Indian word "Oklahoma." The head depicts a western plains tribe chief, who would have settled in western Oklahoma.)
Tulsa church (a major landmark of the Tulsa city area)

The back of the plate is also decorated, which is unusual for these kinds of plates. Here are the decorations, starting at the top:

1907-Diamond Jubilee-1982 (statehood to the date the plate was made)
You're doin' fine, Oklahoma! (a line from the Rogers and Hammerstein state song)
Oklahoma, the Sooner state (state slogan)
Capital: Oklahoma City
State Flower: Mistletoe
State tree: Redbud
State bird: Scissor-tailed flycatcher
Governor George Nigh (governor at the time, with facsimile of his signature)
Made by Frankoma in Oklahoma, OKIDJ (factory code of some sort)

Made from red clay pottery, possibly the clay that is famous in the state of Oklahoma. Hanger holes in the back for threading hanging wire.

Dimensions:

8 1/2 in. Diameter x 1 in. Tall (US)
21.5 cm. Diameter x 2.5 cm. Tall (Metric)

Condition notes: This plate is in perfect, original condition, without any damage. It was stored away in a box of my mother's memorabilia, possibly from 1982 until the present. She found it recently and gave it to me to offer here.

I ship this, carefully wrapped, domestic parcel post with delivery confirmation (3-9 days), or first class international (approximately 10-14 days, usually). This is heavy pottery and the shipping charges reflect that. Where possible, I combine shipping and ship multiple items in the same box.

Questions? No problem. Just send me a message. I respond quickly.

Frankoma Oklahoma Diamond Jubilee Plate, Scenes and Trivia from the Sooner State

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